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Photo: Sylvia De Afonseca

LOOK: Parts of SA covered in SNOW on Saturday [photos and videos]

The cold is here, and several parts of South Africa have been turned into a winter wonderland. Look at these beautiful videos and photos.

Look snow

Photo: Sylvia De Afonseca

The intense cold front has definitely made landfall, and several parts of South Africa have been turned into a winter wonderland on Saturday.

Look at these photos and videos:

Sylvia De Afonseca and her family just outside Ceres and her family. Photo: Sylvia De Afonseca
Photo: Sylvia De Afonseca
Photo: Facebook/Jonathan Murton
Photo: Facebook/Jonathan Murton

Widespread snowfall was seen over the Cape provinces on Friday, 27 August, and it is expected that the snowy conditions will spread to KwaZulu-Natal and Lesotho on Saturday.

The South African Weather Service said disruptive snowfalls of between 5 to 10 centimetres are expected to fall from Friday onwards over the high-altitude areas of the Western Cape and the areas of the same elevation in the western and southern parts of the Northern Cape.

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“Heavier snowfall of 10 to 20 cm is also likely over the extreme south-western parts of the Northern Cape (including the Nuweveld and Roggeveld mountains) as well as the Cederberg and Hex River mountains of the Western Cape,” said the forecaster.

South Africa experienced snowfall for the fourth time in the space of two months over the past week, and people couldn’t wait to get outside and start playing.

Just outside Ceres. Sylvia De Afonseca

Farmers and the public are urged to take care of their pets and livestock outside. Please ensure that they are protected from these severe weather conditions.

The SAWS did warn that this weather system would be disruptive as several roads have been affected:


  • Yellow level 4 Warning for Disruptive snowfall for parts of KZN tomorrow (Saturday 28 August 2021)). It will be cloudy, cold to very cold and rainy over many parts of the province. Widespread snowfall expected on the high-lying areas with disruptive snow in the south-west.
  • Yellow level 4 warning for severe thunderstorms expected along the escarpment areas of Mpumalanga during tomorrow (Saturday 28 August 2021) afternoon into the evening. Hail, strong to damaging winds and heavy downpours possible.
  • Yellow level 4 Warning for Disruptive snowfall for parts of the Eastern Cape tonight into tomorrow (Saturday 28 August 2021). It will be cloudy and very cold especially over the interior with rain in the east and south.
  • Impact based warning for snow valid for today into tomorrow for parts of the Western and Northern Cape provinces. These conditions will spread to the Eastern Cape and KZN high-ground from overnight tonight into tomorrow (Saturday).

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